Setting up OBS Recording Output Encoder to h264 (x264)
Step 1: Launch OBS
Open the OBS application on your computer. If you don't have OBS installed, you can download it for free from the official website: https://obsproject.com/
Step 2: Access OBS Settings
In the lower-right corner of the OBS window, click on the "Settings" button to open the Settings window.
Step 3: Go to the 'Output' Settings
In the Settings window, click on the "Output" tab located on the left-hand side.
Step 4: Switch to 'Advanced' Output Mode
In the "Output" tab, locate the "Output Mode" dropdown menu. By default, it's set to "Simple." Click on the dropdown menu and select "Advanced" to access advanced output settings.
Step 5: Navigate to the 'Recording' Settings
Once you've switched to "Advanced" output mode, you'll see three tabs under the "Output" settings: "Streaming," "Recording," and "Audio." Click on the "Recording" tab.
Step 6: Select the h264 (x264) Encoder
In the "Recording" tab, find the "Encoder" dropdown menu. Click on it and select "x264" from the available options. This is the h264 encoder.
Step 7: Configure Additional Settings (Optional)
While you're in the "Recording" tab, you can also configure additional settings, such as the recording path, recording format, and custom Muxer settings. Adjust these settings as needed, based on your preferences and requirements.
Step 8: Save Your Settings
After selecting the h264 (x264) encoder and configuring any additional settings, click on the "OK" button in the lower-right corner of the Settings window to save your changes.
Step 9: Start Recording
Now that you have set the recording output encoder to h264 (x264), you can start recording your videos in OBS. To begin recording, click on the "Start Recording" button located in the lower-right corner of the OBS window.
By following these steps, you can successfully set the OBS recording output encoder to h264 (x264), ensuring compatibility with platforms like StreamLadder and providing a smooth viewing experience for your audience. Happy streaming!